A&E to Air Farrah Fawcett & John F. Kennedy Jr. Biography Specials


A&E Network is set to celebrate the lives of Farrah Fawcett and John F. Kennedy Jr. through two in-depth original documentaries that will air under its Biography banner.

Biography: Farrah Fawcett Forever, arriving ten years after the actress’ passing, showcases her storied career that took off after she found success as a model and then landed a starring role on the hit ’70s series Charlie’s Angels and released her iconic bathing suit poster. She went on to appear in feature films such as The Burning Bed and Extremities and later became a sculptor. The Biography doc features new interviews with Alana Stewart, Jaclyn Smith, Suzanne de Passe, Robert Duvall, Sherry Lansing and Cicely Tyson, as well as never-before-seen family photographs and intimate film footage of her cancer battle.

With July 16, 2019 marking the 20-year anniversary of Kennedy’s tragic death, Biography: JFK Jr.—The Final Year aims to reframe the last year of his life. Inspired by Steven M. Gillon’s upcoming book, America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr., the special includes new evidence regarding the political aspirations of President John F. Kennedy’s son. It also shines a light on how he coped with the fatal illness of his closest friend and cousin, Anthony Radziwill, struggled to save his marriage and tried to rescue his magazine, George. The documentary features interviews with former U.S. president Bill Clinton, former George publisher David Pecker and others.

Biography: Farrah Fawcett Forever and Biography: JFK Jr.—The Final Year will air on Tuesday, July 9, at 9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 16, at 9 p.m., respectively.

Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive VP and head of programming for A&E Network, said: “These definitive documentaries celebrate the lives of two American icons and the legacies they left behind. These fascinating stories showcase the unique access and quality filmmaking viewers have come to expect from the Biography brand.”